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Nukumori no Yado, Tatsumikan

A Long-Standing Japanese Ryokan that Offers Hot Springs for Beautiful Skin and Seasonal Flavors of Satoyama

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Ryokan

Tatsumikan is located along the clear flowing water of the Tone River. The natural scenery surrounding the inn shifts beautifully with the changing seasons, inviting guests to step into an extraordinary and fantastical world. This quiet hot spring ryokan is perfect for forgetting the hustle and bustle of life, instead taking each moment in turn.

The hot springs, whose water is melted snow from Mt. Tanigawa that soaks back into the earth and eventually springs back out 17 years later, have a reputation as being “hot springs for beautiful skin” that make your skin radiant and smooth. There are various elaborate baths here, including an open-air garden bath, a cypress bath, and a private bath where you can enjoy the peace and quiet, but the most impressive of them all may be the “Haniwa Bath.” There you’ll find a large mural painting based on the original collages of artist Kiyoshi Yamashita, known as the Van Gogh of Japan. Soaking in the bath while looking at the dimly lit mural fills you with an indescribable sense of peace.

For dinner, dig in to the ryokan’s specialty charcoal-grilled “kenzan-yaki,” a dynamic dish made with local meat, fish, and vegetables, all skewered and grilled over the hearth’s charcoal fire. Sit back and relax, perhaps having a bit of a chat too, as the charcoal burns brightly before you. There is also a wide variety of local sake to choose from. We recommend the sampling course that allows you to compare the sake from 4 sake breweries, 2 craft beers, and wines from local wineries, all from Numata’s Tone district. Sampling the drinks while pairing them with food is another excellent choice.

Highlights

  • The large mural bath at the inn by artist Kiyoshi Yamashita is famous.
  • The ryokan’s specialty meal is a mountain village charcoal grilled dish to be eaten around the hearth.
  • A wide variety of local sake is available, so enjoy sampling and comparing different types.
  • Most of the guest rooms are Japanese-style, incorporating the comfort and style of a hot spring ryokan.
  • Their conviction is to provide memorable and thorough hospitality, with a warmth unique to a Satoyama inn.

Photos

  • Carefully selected local ingredients are used freely

    Carefully selected local ingredients are used freely

  • Compare the sake from 7 sake breweries in Numata’s Tone district in a certain course!

    Compare the sake from 7 sake breweries in Numata’s Tone district in a certain course!

  • Open-air garden bath “Tamayura no Yu”

    Open-air garden bath “Tamayura no Yu”

  • Japanese-style cypress bath “Hina no Yu”

    Japanese-style cypress bath “Hina no Yu”

  • “Ominenuma and Mt. Tanigawa,” the large mural in the “Haniwa Bath”

    “Ominenuma and Mt. Tanigawa,” the large mural in the “Haniwa Bath”

  • You can hear the flow of the clear Tone River

    You can hear the flow of the clear Tone River

Reviews

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  • Ying Hsia

    大浴場很好,男女浴池會交換,能夠感受不同的泡湯情境。

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Details

Name in Japanese
辰巳館
Postal Code
379-1303
Address
2052 Kamimoku, Tonegun Minakamimachi, Gunma
Telephone
0278-72-3055
Access
1) About a 7-minute drive from the Joetsu Shinkansen’s Jomo-Kogen Station (free shuttle bus available)
2) About a 5-minute walk from the JR Joetsu Line’s Kamimoku Station
3) About a 7-minute drive from the Minakami Interchange off the Kan-Etsu Expressway
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Official Website (English)